12 June 2012 Kitchen Cabinet Hardware Ideas

Kitchen Cabinet Hardware Ideas

Updating your dull kitchen can be a difficult task when you only have limited budget to support. Changing the look of your kitchen does not always mean that you should change the whole kitchen though. A simple thing as doing some tricks to your old kitchen cabinets hardware will do magic to your kitchen’s look. Here are some kitchen cabinet hardware ideas that you can use to upgrade your cabinet.

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Changing your drawer pulls and cabinet handles can do the trick of your kitchen cabinet hardware ideas. Use the existing holes and take some of your old hardware to the shop to match the placement and size of the screws.  Remember that you should know exactly how many of everything that you will need. Make sure to count the number of knobs, pulls, hinges, and drawer slides that you need. If your budget does not suffice, you can change the upper cabinets or drawers only.

The second thing that you need to consider for your kitchen cabinet hardware ideas is the models and style of your handles and knobs. Handles and knobs can be made out of aluminum, glass, stone, wood, iron, ceramic, acrylic, steel and stainless steel, pewter, porcelain, plastic, granite, even crystal in various models and designs. You need to choose the right ones for your kitchen theme. Consider to choose the simple metal or stainless steel appliances for your modern kitchen. If you up to the more classical style, choose more elaborated pulls since knobs are not common for this style. For a retro or vintage one, you can choose the many variations of pulls, there are some with animal shapes, square, or even intricate designed pulls and knobs. Birdcage shape in both iron and bronze is another alternative for a unique kitchen style.

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Back plates can be used for decoration for your kitchen cabinet hardware ideas instead of only covering the surface or holes on your cabinet. They have various designs and materials as with the pulls and knob. Make sure that your choices of black plates match your kitchen theme. New hinges will also help in upgrading your kitchen’s look. Choose classical hinges such as European or Blum style with the hinge and the mounting plate which is visible from outside for both classical and modern themed cabinets.

Choosing the right kitchen cabinet hardware ideas can be a time consuming activity. Nowadays, you do not need to go directly to the stores. You can just browse in the net for the various models and designs available. Remember to be selective in choosing your kitchen decorations.